Haiti through to next qualifying round in World Cup

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Jamaica Gleaner

GUATEMALA CITY, Feb. 24. (Reuters):

Haiti draw 1-1 with Guatemala here over the weekend in a World Soccer Cup Central and North American Zone qualifying match, to clinch first place in group 13B.

The result gave Haiti five points, one more than Guatemala and two more than Trinidad, the third team in the group.

Guatemala led Haiti 1-0 at half time following a 20th minute goal by Gonzales. But 11 minutes after the break Joseph Obas put Haiti on terms.

Haiti now join the winners of the other three central and North American Zone groups, the United States, Honduras and El Salvador, in the next round of the qualifying competition. Only one team from the Zone goes through to the finals in Mexico City next year.

Final positions in group 13B are:—

           P W D L GF GA P
Haiti      4 2 1 1  9  5 5
G/mala     4 1 2 1  5  3 4
T/dad      4 1 1 2  4 10 3